There is a lot of talk about whether the United States is seeing the death of the middle class, and that can be tied directly to the loss of American manufacturing jobs. Thom Hartmann, radio host and author, recently spoke out on why all these jobs have disappeared. According to Hartmann, our "laissez faire" trade policy has just served to create a situation where "trade" equates to "outsourcing." Without major changes to the relevant policies, Hartmann says the death of the middle class is guaranteed.
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